In a speech at a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention yesterday, Mitt Romney finally admitted, “The time for stonewalling is over.”
Unfortunately, he wasn’t talking about his refusal to let voters see exactly how many millions (or billions) in taxes he’s dodged over the years.
He was referring to the Obama administration’s leaks of national security intelligence, and demanded a full investigation (although one is already in progress).
According to Romney, belatedly revealing our military’s brilliance in taking down Osama bin Laden constitutes “contemptible” behavior.
He also called Obama’s treatment of Israel “shabby,” although Israel isn’t complaining.
He also accuses Obama of “betrayal” by undermining our allies.
It’s like watching a Boy Scout try to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together.
Coincidentally, right now Romney is flitting through a bizarre little junket to Israel, Poland, and Great Britain to boost his foreign policy cred. As if being photographed shaking hands with guys who happened to have an hour free on their schedules to meet a powerless presidential wannabe gives him any.
Romney seems to overlook his own ceaseless betrayal of the citizens of Massachusetts who elected him governor, and now have to listen to him kvetch about the healthcare system he established for them because Obama is doing something similar on a national scale.
As most Republicans know — nothing the black guy does can ever be good enough or right — even if they thought of it first themselves.
From what we’ve seen so far of Mitt, he’s woefully lacking in specific, constructive plans, but hard to beat when it comes to duplicity, evasiveness, and secrecy.
Romney as president would make Richard Nixon look as forthcoming as a Penthouse centerfold.